Friday, June 23, 2006

Sexual Harrassment Award Affirmed

Washington Post

The [US] Supreme Court made it easier today for workers in most parts of the country to sue employers for retaliating against them when they complain about sexual harassment. The court said that employees may collect even if the punishment did not involve getting fired or losing wages.

The court ruled unanimously that Burlington Northern Railroad violated the 1964 Civil Rights Act when it reacted to Sheila White's charges of gender discrimination by transferring her to a more arduous job and suspending her for 37 days, even though it later reinstated her and gave her back pay.

This is wonderful and frankly surprising news. It seems like the rights that so many people sacrificed so much to gain are silently and systematically being eroded. To see any blocking of that erosion from conservative judges gives me hope.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 11:39 AM   1 comments links to this post


At June 23, 2006 1:37 PM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

Hi Marcella,
It is very surprising, finally the rights of many will not be sacrificed. Thank you for this post Marcella. I personally fell your comment, "To see any blocking of that erosion from conservative judges gives me hope, " says it all!
Take Care Holly


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